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How to Connect Cricut Maker to Computer Using USB/Bluetooth?

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Hey, Cricut enthusiasts! You are here to learn how to connect Cricut Maker to computer. If yes, don’t worry. I’ve made it easy for you in this blog.Every one of us needs some help connecting or setting up our devices. Be it the Cricut machine or any other device, there is always something going on we can’t figure out alone. Therefore, we rely on tutorials to complete the Cricut setup.

Even my friend Robert recently bought his Cricut Maker machine. He needed some help with the setup. But for some reason, he could not connect his machine to a Windows computer properly. Then, I assisted him as I had been using the same machine for the past few years.

Since Robert was a beginner, he was intimidated during the Cricut setup. So, if you are like Robert and want to know how to connect the Cricut Maker via Bluetooth, jump into this blog to learn how to connect your Cricut to a computer.

Connect Cricut Maker to Computer via Bluetooth

Do you know there are two ways to connect the Maker machine with Cricut? One is Bluetooth, and the other is a USB cable. If you didn’t know this, it’s okay! In this section, I will teach you to connect Cricut via Bluetooth or USB cable. In addition, it will be helpful to both Windows and Mac users. Let’s start with a Windows computer first!

For Windows

The following steps are given to Windows users who want to learn how to connect Cricut Maker to Windows using Bluetooth. Follow the steps carefully.

  1. Check if your Maker cutting machine is turned on. If not, turn it on. Also, confirm the distance between your machine and the computer; it should not exceed 15 feet.
  2. After that, you will have to move to the Start menu on the taskbar and hit the Settings option(a Gear-like icon).

  1. On the Settings screen, click on the Devices option.

  1. Here, you have to check whether Bluetooth is enabled or not. If not, enable it by pressing the Toggle button under the Bluetooth.
  2. Then, hit the Add Bluetooth or other device marked in the image below.

  1. Now, navigate to the Bluetooth option and choose your Cricut Maker machine from the list.

  1. Finally, you will see your Maker is now paired with your Bluetooth.

That’s all for Windows computers. Following the above steps, you can easily connect Cricut Maker to computer via Bluetooth.

For Mac

Now, let’s learn how to connect your Maker to Bluetooth on a Mac computer. The process is simple. However, you will need to carefully follow the steps one by one.

  1. Make sure your Maker machine is turned on and placed within 15 feet of Mac.
  2. Then, you have to go to the Apple menu and select System Preferences.

  1. After that, you have to go to the Bluetooth option.

  1. Check if your Bluetooth is ON, and then select Cricut machine from the list.
  2. Finally, you have paired your Design Space on Mac. Now, it is ready to be set up with your Cricut.

So far, you might have understood how to connect Cricut Maker to a Mac and Windows computer using Bluetooth.

Connect Cricut Maker to Computer With a USB Cable

Does connecting your Cricut Maker via Bluetooth seem tedious? Don’t worry- I’ve got another solution for you! This is nothing but connecting our Maker via a USB cable. This method is easy, and anyone can do it. Let me show you how to connect via USB cable.

  1. The first thing you have to do is turn on the Cricut Maker by plugging the power cable into the power supply. 
  2. Then, establish the connection via a USB cable by inserting it into your computer and machine port.
  3. After that, you might need to install the USB driver. Follow the steps on the screen to do so.
  4. You can start setting up your machine after connecting your Cricut and computer with USB.

FAQs

Question 1: Why is my Cricut Maker not connecting to my computer?

Answer: If you are facing a ‘Cricut Maker won’t connect to Bluetooth’ issue, then you need to try unpairing your machine. Hence, you can re-connect your Cricut Maker by unpairing or repairing the Cricut machine via Bluetooth. However, you need to check the USB port if you want to connect it via a USB cable. You can try another USB port on a device to identify the issue. If changing the port doesn’t work, then try to replace the cable.

Question 2: Which computer is compatible with my Cricut Maker?

Answer: In order to use your Cricut Maker, you will need the Cricut Design Space software. It is currently supported on Windows and Mac computers only. Hence, for Windows users, they must have Windows 8 or later. In addition, your computer must have at least 4 GB of RAM. Coming to the Mac computer, ensure macOS 10.13 or later with a minimum of 4 GB RAM. In short, you will only need a Windows or Mac computer with the basic system requirements (mentioned above).

Question 3: How do I connect my Cricut Maker to my Android device using Bluetooth?

Answer: Although you can connect your Cricut Maker using a USB cable, I will show you how to connect it via Bluetooth. To connect, follow the steps given below:

  1. First, you need to turn on the Cricut Maker and place it within 10 to 15 feet of your Android device.
  2. Then, move to your phone Settings and then go to the Bluetooth option.
  3. Check whether your Bluetooth is turned on or select the Cricut Maker from the list.
  4. Now, you have paired or connected your machine to Android.

Let’s Recap

In short, you can connect Cricut Maker to computer via a USB cable or Bluetooth. Connecting via Bluetooth can be tedious for many users, so they can try connecting via a USB cable. But for those who want a wire-free connection, Bluetooth is the best option. So, in this blog, I have already discussed both methods individually. Plus, I have discussed the connection process for both Mac and Windows computers. Hence, just find the relevant steps in this blog to form a better connection between Cricut and the computer. 

Visit: cricut.com/setup

Source: https://cricutdesignapp.wordpress.com/2024/02/05/how-to-connect-cricut-maker-to-computer-using-usb-bluetooth/

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